B-787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 272 posts, RR: 1 Posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5167 times:
Just saw a Qatar Airways A330 parked on the south complex next to the Sepulveda tunnel with portable flood lights focused on the aircraft. Could the lights be for security? Anyone know the reason for the visit?
LXLucien From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 223 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 4469 times:
"His Highness Hamad" (the A345) was in LAX as well, this august... but now in Qatar it's warm, and not hot... so what is he doing in LAX? Normally they come to GVA, because it's near (5-6h) and has a lot of luxury shops
Quote "Syriana": "Beirut, it's like Paris in the Mid-East"
lol that is lovely interpretation, but i believe it doesn't mean like that, maybe something else because they would do it HHK, because always after his highness the title sheikh comes it is more important that H.H also.
Quoting Emirates773ER (Reply 10): Why would anyone keep 8 planes in their fleet, each named after some prince or princess? I can never understand their mentality in spending money.
Most of the shiekhs are businessmen and they have deals all over the world and it is easier for them to register their aircraft under the government name which make it easier to travel and avoid the procedure of airports.
Qatar is booming now, and each minister should travel to do some marketing for his state, i can see that qatar amiri flight is the most active VIP fleet in the Middle East, check the search engine and you will see that it is very active and people upload it constantly.
Also all of the VIP aircrafts belong to QR, excluding the A7-HHH and A7-HHK, which means you pay if you want to fly.
PlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6191 posts, RR: 79 Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4118 times:
Quoting UAEflyer (Reply 12): lol that is lovely interpretation, but i believe it doesn't mean like that, maybe something else because they would do it HHK, because always after his highness the title sheikh comes it is more important that H.H also.
The "interpretation" is based on a reliable aviation database. Can you offer alternative suggestions? It's more than obvious these regs weren't chosen randomly.
Quoting UAEflyer (Reply 12): Also all of the VIP aircrafts belong to QR, excluding the A7-HHH and A7-HHK, which means you pay if you want to fly.
this is the A319CJ, i couldnt find a link for others, but i am sure that it is correct because when i met Mr. Albaker the CEO of QR in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) he told me that we offer a private jets, i cant remmber how much he told me they take somewhere between $10,000 to $13,000 per hour.